Research Station Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil, CH-8820 Wädenswil

Market control measures of isoproturon herbicides

Plant Protection Products are biologically active and potentially toxic preparations, which are regulated under a series of laws and ordinances in Switzerland. In order to protect man and environment against harmful effects of pesticides, market control measures are in force to support the regulations. Whereas several Federal Government authorities are responsible for registration, the market control is primarily in the hand of the Cantons. This calls for a coordinated process of authorities both from the side of the Federal Government and Cantons for monitoring the compliance of pesticides on the market with the details of registration. We report on the first integrated market survey of pesticides with isoproturon on the Swiss Market aiming at all relevant aspects of packaging, labelling, as well as the chemical and physical quality of the pesticides.

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